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May 11, 2019
Her graduation cap is a dedication to all the school shooting victims who won't walk in a ceremony this month
High school graduation was just weeks away and Gina Warren was discussing commencement cap crafting with friends.Boys would wear blue and girls...
May 11, 2019 - 8:44am
June 1, 2018
Reader Opinion: Rethinking blaze orange
It seems like everything nowadays has its own designated holiday. National Hotdog Day. Lost Sock Memorial Day. Be Kind to Lawyers Day (no, I'm not kidding). And while I'm not usually one to get behind these observances, there is one coming up that I wholeheartedly support. It's Wear...
June 1, 2018 - 8:30am
May 30, 2018
Pornography is a 'root cause' of school shootings, Republican congresswoman says
A Republican congresswoman from Tennessee blamed pornography - as well as a host of other cultural issues - for school shootings, during a recent...
May 30, 2018 - 7:35am
May 23, 2018
Reader Opinion: Human shields
In order to show our devotion to the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which seems to have taken on an air of sacredness for a very vocal and well-funded minority, we are told we must sacrifice our children at an increasing and alarming rate—more children than the number...
May 23, 2018 - 9:30am
April 6, 2018
Reader Opinion: Nobody cares you're sorry
In response to the Tuesday, April 3 Reader Opinion letter "I'm sorry for you": "Sparring is easy when you're all alone; stabbing at air is especially bold. You that think you're winning when enemies fold, but finally pressed, you moan, and you moan. Post in the paper because you're...
April 6, 2018 - 8:30am
April 3, 2018
Reader Opinion: I'm sorry for you
To all you children who attended "gun protests," I say sincerely, "I feel sorry for you." You've been used by the very adults that were—are—responsible for your intellectual growth. You didn't get any of that. You've been hoodwinked, and I feel sorry for you. You've been...
April 3, 2018 - 7:30am
March 31, 2018
Reader Opinion: Gun control
Since the dawn of creation there has been both good and evil in the hearts of men and women. We all contain the seeds of kindness or the seeds of violence. The first recorded act of violence was when Cain slew his brother Abel out in the field. The villain was not the club he used....
March 31, 2018 - 7:30am
March 29, 2018
Reader Opinion: Enforce the law
I read in Monday's Dispatch the comments made by Rick Nolan comparing duck hunting to shooting people in school or church. He says we can only have three shells in our gun when we shoot ducks but you can have as many shells as you want when you are shooting children in our schools....
March 29, 2018 - 7:30am
March 26, 2018
Hundreds attend March For Our Lives in Brainerd
Saying "it won't happen here" can no longer be an expectation when it comes to a school shooting, said Brainerd High School senior Thea Fisher...
March 26, 2018 - 6:43pm
March 24, 2018
Commentary: How do we make a safe school setting?
I heard the other day about an active-shooter drill at a school in the Twin Cities, and I haven't been able to get it out of my mind.
March 24, 2018 - 6:55am
March 21, 2018
What happens to children who survive school shootings in America?
Thirteen at Columbine. Twenty-six at Sandy Hook. Seventeen at Marjory Stoneman Douglas. Over the past two decades, a handful of massacres that...
March 21, 2018 - 1:17pm
March 7, 2018
Reader Opinion: Violence
A Reader Opinion letter in Tuesday's Dispatch points out that those connected to Christianity, Islam and Judaism fight to kill each other, and later states that atheists and agnostics are the most law abiding in prison populations. Using that same analogy, please then please explain...
March 7, 2018 - 8:30am
March 2, 2018
Reader Opinion: Defend your rights
This is to the Feb. 25 Reader Opinion commenting on more gun control and blaming the NRA. I work in a local school, I also have my permit to carry and own a rifle and soon to be two pistols. I wouldn't want to have somebody shoot up my school and not be able to defend myself and save...
March 2, 2018 - 7:30am
February 28, 2018
Reader Opinion: Protecting children
After reading a recent letter titled "Hope" printed in the Reader Opinions, I felt a need to respond to some of the content of that letter. First of all, I agree there are several problems in this country, as the letter mentioned. But then negative comments were made about CEO Wayne...
February 28, 2018 - 9:30am
February 27, 2018
Reader Opinion: School shootings
One of the proposed solutions to school shootings is to arm teachers. In evaluating that proposed solution, one has to look at the long term implications and, in doing so, we will find that the shooter with the assault rifle is crazy (and ready to die for his/her actions). Being crazy...
February 27, 2018 - 8:30am